at Five Continents Technical & Industrial Services
Location United Arab Emirates
Date Posted March 19, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10



  • As a reservoir engineer with the company project provide input to the appraisal plan, appraisal well proposals, data acquisition and evaluation and in particular drive the well testing and fluid/pressure sampling and other associated data collection for the BSG appraisal.
  • Work closely with the FDP and geoscience team to align appraisal requirements, transfer well results and support the FDP team with migration of the project through the opportunity realisation gates.


  • Execute detailed reservoir engineering activities as part of the appraisal studies, ensuring that dynamic risks/uncertainties are mitigated where possible and properly reflected in models/workflows which address decisions to be made.
  • Contribute to special dynamic modelling studies and to the overall technical and economical evaluation of the BSG project.
  • Recommend usage of state of the art interpretation and evaluation technology.
  • Facilitate frequent communication with peers in the area/studies teams such that opportunities for synergy and transfer of technology are realised.
  • Deliver own integrated contribution in line with governance guidelines.
  • Act as company interface with shell’s fluid evaluation team and help execute pressure testing, fluid sampling and fluid evaluation programs for critical company wells.
  • Ensure that adequate analytical procedures are being followed and provide fluid property evaluations by integrating mud gas data, pressure data, PVT analyses, geochemical typing and flow assurance measurements.
  • Work closely together with the testing experts in feast as well as well-testing experts to arrive at proper interpretation of the data and assure a seamless handover to the development teams.
  • Work closely with external service providers to identify and help implement new technology in the field of fluid sampling and analysis and optimally plan and execute projects.
  • Work with PTE and SME’s in the PVT and fluid modelling area to assure that knowledge gets absorbed in the organization and learning's are incorporated (two ways).
  • Provide quality control of local PVT and other analytical laboratories
  • Maintain frequent communication with pertinent stakeholders and customers.
  • Managing both internal and external interfaces is key to successfully project delivery.


  • Minimum Qualified University Degree in Petroleum/Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10 years experience in a wide variety of reservoir engineering roles.
  • 1-5 years experience in some aspect of subsurface fluid evaluation would be an asset.
  • Preference will be given to hands-on experience in field appraisal planning, well proposal preparation, data acquisition and welltest design, supervision and interpretation.
  • Experience in sour gas well testing and well-test interpretation would be an asset.
  • Related carbonate, sour gas appraisal and development experience is desired.
  • Candidates should have hands-on capabilities including numerical modelling (mores, optionally eclipse), uncertainty analysis (SUM, experimental design), well test interpretation (saphir), PVT/EOS evaluation (PVTsim), SCAL interpretation (RELATE) and use of the above in dynamic models.
  • Candidates should also have a good knowledge of related geosciences.
  • Proficient geochemical and/or PVT interpretation skills.
  • Experience with designing fluid evaluation programs is desirable but comparable well/operational planning expertise is also acceptable.
  • Basic understanding of exploration and development issues and business drivers.
  • Ability to work independently but still possesses good team skills and works well with staff in other disciplines.
  • Large development project experience.
  • Sour gas and middle eastern experience is a plus.
  • Full commitment to core value principles (HSE, leadership, people values and ethics).

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